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Truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Brazil

Truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Brazil

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A strike by Brazilian truckers backed up exports and caused fuel shortages Thursday as the government tried to end the work stoppage before it caused more damage to Latin America's largest economy. Brazil's economy runs largely on road transport and the four-day-old strike to protest rising diesel prices was beginning to have serious consequences, with highway police reporting blocked roads in nearly all of Brazil's states. The airport in the capital of Brasilia was only allowing planes to land that were carrying enough fuel to take off again. The stop-gap measure hadn't resulted in any flight cancelations, but it was unclear how long it could continue before companies would have to ground planes. The civil aviation authority and airport authorities said they were monitoring fuel supplie...
Trump orders strike on Syria in response to chemical attack

Trump orders strike on Syria in response to chemical attack

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President Donald Trump ordered a strike on Syria Friday in response to last weekend's chemical weapons attack. Addressing the nation Friday evening, Trump said the strike was a joint operation with France and the United Kingdom. "A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," Trump said. Trump said that the "massacre" last weekend in Syria "was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime." "The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the actions of a man," Trump said, referring to Assad. "They are crimes of a mons...
France strike: Rail misery as three-month action tests Macron

France strike: Rail misery as three-month action tests Macron

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France's rail network has been severely disrupted, as a wave of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms gets under way.The start of the strike has been dubbed "Black Tuesday", but the action will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five.Staff at state railway SNCF are leading the strike, but the energy and waste collection sectors are also affected.The unrest presents Mr Macron's biggest challenge since his election last May.How is the strike taking hold?With the four main rail unions observing the strike, services have been severely curtailed. Some 77% of SNCF drivers are on strike, and 48% of all staff.Only one in eight high-speed TGVs are scheduled and only one in five regional trains.Commuter lines into Paris have also been slashed and bus services ...
Italy's late VAR penalty cancels out Vardy's strike for England

Italy's late VAR penalty cancels out Vardy's strike for England

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England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley.Gareth Southgate's side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy's powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard's quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out.England were fortunate to escape some defensive lapses, especially when Ciro Immobile headed over in the first half - but looked to be closing out a confidence-boosting win until a late intervention from VAR.Referee Deniz Aytekin consulted VAR after Burnley defender James Tarkowski tangled with Federico Chiesa, and decided the England debutant had stepped on the Italian's foot, allowing Lorenzo Insigne to beat Jack Butland with just three ...
Netherlands 0-1 England: Jesse Lingard strike ensures Three Lions see off Dutch

Netherlands 0-1 England: Jesse Lingard strike ensures Three Lions see off Dutch

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This was England's first win over the Dutch in eight attempts Friday, March 23, 2018England secured their first win over the Netherlands since Euro 96 thanks to a second-half strike from Jesse Lingard.  Manager Gareth Southgate was part of the England squad that blew away the Dutch at Wembley as a player, but the win tonight was a more controlled performance.The Three Lions controlled the game of very few chances and were denied a clear penalty when Marcus Rashford was tripped by Matthijs de Ligt. However, England did take the lead moments later when the ball fell to Lingard on the edge of the box and the Manchester United man guided the ball into the corner of the net. MOMENT OF THE MATCHIt was a not particularly inspiring game, so the best moment has to...